21 December 2017 Legendary Investments PLC (“Legendary” or the “Company”) Acquisition of Stake in Crowd Funding Platform and Issue of Equity Legendary is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 9.7% of Crowd for Angels (UK) Limited (“CfA”) at a post money valuation for CfA of £3.7 million. CfA owns […]
When pitching for funds on a crowdfunding platform there are a number of key points which businesses need to make to investors in order to sell their story. In this article Andrew Adcock of Crowd for Angels looks at six major topics which all good funding pitches should cover.
The Rapid Growth of Crowdfunding for Equity
Crowdfunding for equity may not be the most obvious investment option available, but it’s hard to argue against its ever increasing rise in popularity with investors.
Since 2011, when it first started gathering pace in the UK, equity crowdfunding has been viewed as an attractive opportunity for investors. However, all investments come with a certain amount of risk and the more innovative the investment model, the more scepticism there is from investors.
It is no secret that as a society, we are quickly losing faith in the banking system. As technology continues to grow, there is a fast approaching sub-sector in alternative finance that could provide us with a solution. Crowdfunding platforms have completely transformed how we approach business through the medium of new technology. The good news doesn’t stop there.
Crowdfunding is a popular way for small companies to raise money and provides many marketing opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable. Since many ideas that are crowdfunded are innovative and exciting, it levels the playing field for smaller companies to develop their products. It can be challenging for companies to create a successful crowdfunding campaign, but when done correctly, crowdfunding can be extremely effective. It offers the company a loyal following and the investment needed to create new products and services.
We are pleased to announce that Crowd for Angels are now proud members of the UK Crowdfunding Association (UKCFA).
The UK Crowdfunding Association was formed in 2012 by fourteen crowdfunding businesses. Their aims are to:
Promote crowdfunding as a valuable and viable way for UK businesses, projects or ventures to raise funds.
Be the voice of all crowdfunding businesses in the UK (donations, loans and equity) to the public, press and policymakers.
Publish a code of practice that is adopted by UK crowdfunding businesses.
Crowd for Angel’s director, Tony De Nazareth, said: “We are really glad to become part of this credible organisation and work towards improving the crowdfunding environment for both investors and companies. We will work hard to support the UKCFA’s values.”